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Mets Morning News: deGrom continues to dominate, Lindor and Conforto remain without extensions

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Your Monday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

MLB: MAR 21 Spring Training - Mets at Nationals Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Dom Smith returned to the Mets’ spring training lineup, and Jacob deGrom continued his run of spring training dominance in the Mets’ game yesterday afternoon.

Asked again about a contract extension with the Mets, Michael Conforto said he’d ideally not talk contract during the season. And when it comes to potential extensions for Conforto and Francisco Lindor, consider Jacob deGrom a fan.

Two of the Mets’ potential bullpen arms are hurting, as Drew Smith is dealing with shoulder soreness and Arodys Vizcaino is dealing with elbow soreness.

Carlos Carrasco is keeping his hamstring injury in perspective.

Around the National League East

The Nationals think Stephen Strasburg and Jon Lester will be ready for the start of the season, and they’re trying to extend Trea Turner and Juan Soto.

Around Major League Baseball

The Royals agreed to a four-year extension with catcher Salvador Perez.

Shohei Ohtani continues to impress at the plate and on the mound in spring training.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian Salvatore previewed the year ahead for Sean Reid-Foley, and Vas Drimalitis looked at what’s in store for Pete Alonso in 2021.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets and Yankees played their first spring training game against each other on this date in 1962.